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Alabama bill would allow tax refunds to fund border wall

Mar. 21, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabamians would be able to donate part of their state income tax refunds to help build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, according to a bill the state Senate advanced Thursday. Senators voted 23-6 Thursday to approve the bill that would allow residents to check a box on their...

Lawmakers want NFL's Panthers to practice in South Carolina

Mar. 19, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are taking steps to lure the Carolina Panthers to move their practice facility and operations across the North Carolina state line by introducing legislation that would provide tax credits and incentives to professional sports teams. Members of the House...

Foxconn says Wisconsin factory will be operational in 2020

Mar. 18, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group said Monday that its manufacturing facility in Wisconsin will be producing flat-screen panels by the end of 2020, with construction starting later this year. The news came after the worldwide electronics manufacturing leader sent mixed signals earlier this year...

Missouri lawmaker: Bill requiring AR-15s not meant to pass

Mar. 15, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker who's introduced measures that would force adults to own handguns and young adults to own AR-15 semi-automatic rifles said he's trying to make the point that mandates are bad and doesn't actually want to require gun ownership. "The other side of the aisle loves...

Some Kentucky teachers close schools as legislature returns

Mar. 12, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — One of the country's largest school districts was forced to close for the fourth time in two weeks on Tuesday as about a third of its teachers called in sick so they could keep protesting at the Kentucky Capitol. Officials in Jefferson County Public Schools, which includes Louisville...

Highlights of Trump's $4.7 trillion budget request

Mar. 12, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's $4.7 trillion budget request proposes steep cuts to domestic spending, a funding boost for the Pentagon and $8.6 billion for his signature border wall with Mexico. Leading Democrats immediately rejected the plan, signaling another bruising fight just weeks after a...

Presidential hopeful Castro isn't ruling out reparations

Mar. 10, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro isn't ruling out direct payments to African-Americans for the legacy of slavery — a stand separating him from his 2020 rivals. "If under the Constitution we compensate people because we take their property, why wouldn't you...

Billionaire Illinois Gov. Pritzker seeks higher tax for rich

Mar. 7, 2019 7:06 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker took the first step Thursday in fulfilling his touchstone campaign pledge of making the wealthy pay more in income taxes as the billionaire proposed a graduated income-tax structure that he said would generate $3.4 billion in new revenue for the...

At least 4 Kentucky school districts close amid protests

Mar. 7, 2019 5:37 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — At least four Kentucky school districts were forced to close Thursday as hundreds of teachers called in sick to continue protesting what they believe to be anti-public education proposals in the state legislature. It was the third time in the past week some districts were forced to...

At least 4 Kentucky school districts close amid protests

Mar. 7, 2019 10:36 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — At least four Kentucky school districts have canceled classes because of too many teacher absences as educators continue to protest at the state Capitol. Schools in Jefferson, Meade, Oldham and Bullitt counties were all closed Thursday. A message on the Meade County Schools Facebook...